Advisory: Unifor National President in Regina to provide update on Crowns bargaining

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Unifor flags wave in front of the Saskatchewan legislature building.

REGINA—Negotiators for Unifor, including National President Jerry Dias, will be making an announcement regarding the ongoing bargaining with seven Crown corporations in Saskatchewan.

“Saskatchewan Crown utilities and services are the envy of other provinces,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The hard-working men and women that deliver high-quality public services have earned a fair contract.”

Nearly 5,000 workers from SaskTel, SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskWater, the Water Security Agency, SecurTek, and DirectWest are in a legal strike position.

WHAT: News conference to update bargaining and job action
WHO: Jerry Dias, Unifor National President; Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director; Penny Matheson, President Unifor Local 2-S (SaskTel); Ian Davidson, Unifor Local 649 (SaskPower and SaskEnergy)
WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 10 a.m. Central Standard Time
WHERE: Oak Room, Hotel Saskatchewan, 2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina

For those who cannot attend in person, the news conference will be streamed live on Unifor Canada’s Facebook page:

If a collective agreement cannot be bargained next week, job action at SaskTel is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. on September 30.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at @email or 778-903-6549 (cell).